News: animal and veterinary sciences

Playtime is purr-fect for your cat’s welfare

A cat guardian smiles while playing with her cat on the couch.

Play is often considered an indicator and promotor of animal welfare. Playing with your cat may also nurture closer cat-human bonds. In a new study, scientists have investigated these links by applying in-depth empirical methods to analyse data gathered from around the world.

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PhD student wins major climate change award

Bobbie Lewis Baida

A University of Adelaide PhD candidate doing critical research into the effects of climate change on sheep production is the overall winner of the Premier’s Climate Change Council 2022 SA Climate Leaders Awards.

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University’s animal health centre gains accreditation

University of Adelaide’s Equine and Production Animal Health Centre students and staff pose with dogs, horses, and a sheep.

The University of Adelaide’s Equine and Production Animal Health Centre has been accredited as a hospital by the Veterinary Surgeons Board of South Australia (VSBSA).

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What makes vets feel good at work?

Future vets in training

Receiving a simple thank you, spending time with peers and further developing their expertise, are all factors that make veterinarians feel good at work, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Adelaide.

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Learning lessons from bushfires for koala survival

Two koalas in tree

A University of Adelaide-led research project will study the clinical data of koalas injured in last summer’s devastating bushfires to give them the best possible chance of survival and recovery in future bushfires.

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Does your horse cough? Perhaps it has asthma

Surita du Preez with horse

University of Adelaide researchers are investigating the frequency of equine asthma and risk factors for its presence in horses across Australia, and whether the recent bushfires have increased respiratory distress.

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